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Questions related to the history of the system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa from 1948 until the early 1990s.

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How did a few blacks and Indians attain good education during apartheid in Cape Town?

How did they attain a good education without going to boarding schools or spending money on it? I am talking about both, high school, and college. The timeline is between 1940-1960. During this time ...
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Were there any tests or prerequisites for Blacks and Indians to be admitted to the University of Cape Town during Apartheid? [closed]

I have gone through the university's website. Their website does mention anything about this.
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What did Joe Slovo mean by 'collusion' in The War Against Aparthied?

Nadine Gordimer, in the foreword of the book, Ruth First & Joe Slovo in The War Against Aparthied by the oral historian, Alan Weider, quotes Joe Slovo when he visited Palestine in the early 1940s:...
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What prompted Cuba to fight against South African Imperialism? [closed]

After the Cuban Revolution, Cuba fought against South African apartheid against the advice of its Soviet sponsors who were looking for a rapprochement with the US. What prompted such a move? Although ...
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Why did Ronald Reagan veto the Anti-Aparthied Bill of 1986? [closed]

Ronald Dellums, a black, and openly socialist democratic member of the senate, began his campaign to end US support for the South African regime for apartheid in 1972. By 1986 he had put together ...
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Did the apartheid South Africa leaders seriously plan to make the bantustans be independent countries?

Did the apartheid South Africa leaders seriously plan to make the Bantustans be independent countries (like Lesotho and Swaziland)? If yes, why did they assign such disjoint territories to each of ...
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How did the white minority in South Africa see their situation in the apartheid times?

How did the white minority in South Africa see their situation in the apartheid times, let's say in 1970? For example, how did their mass media explain the black and coloured people being unhappy ...
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Was it true that Nelson Mandela refused to renounce violence while in Prison?

I got this comment from an article on Mandela: Most white South Africans rejoin that Nelson Mandela had no reason to seek revenge on anyone, nor any basis for extending forgiveness to his previous ...
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Were there any non-Afrikaner apartheid supporters in South Africa before 1994?

In South Africa before 1994 (i.e., during apartheid), were there any non-Afrikaners who were so racist as to supporter apartheid? I'm wondering about individuals of British Isles descent, or other ...
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Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s?

Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s? For example, the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, Act No 49 of 1953 was assented to by the crown. The relevant law in ...
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Were boycotts, divestment, and sanctions effective against apartheid?

In the 1980s there was a movement to use boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) to apply pressure on the apartheid regime in South Africa. These efforts included sports boycotts, refusal of some ...
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